Top Five Apps Used By Animators
Life of animators is not easy but they are quite used using tools that make things better. An animator is a creative intelligence working the hard way for simple looking projects. A lay person would never realize the amount effort goes to making a single scene of an animation project.
And those who slightly understand the industry think that animators sit behind huge screens and heavy software. Well that’s true but there are small thing making big differences in the lives of animators.
And those things are some smart Applications, so checkout some popular apps used by animators.
This app is certainly a must have for those in the business of animations. If you want to keep a tab on your artists progress with the project Shotgun Review is an awesome solution. For those who supervise animated content it won’t be a hassle anymore to be unable to review a project because of not being in the office.
With this app you can always review work even if you are in a meeting, commuting to office, running around in your office, or traveling for work. You can always browse media, give feedback with annotated frames or even upload pictures. You can even draw on the frame to put your point across with further clarity. App is for free to download via the apple app store.
Though there are not many good animation apps available for iOS but if there’s one you should go for its ‘Animation Desk’. It is one user friendly app and fun to enjoy your small time projects. Or maybe you can spend some quality yet leisure time on Animation Desk.
You can also use it for playing around your storyboard before you start with your pro software on computer. It is certainly a good option to easily explore creative ideas for characters and hand drawn frame animation. The cost for this app is 4.9$ in your apple app store.
Yet another useful app used by animators available on all the devices. Celtx is basically a script writing app. It is quite useful for pre-production phase like, scripting, storyboard, production scheduling, script breakdowns, and reports.
The apps syncs online as a result it helps you in switching devices as and when you want. And not just that it is available for free on apple app store and android play store.
If there’s an application worth your time & money at the same time it is Final Draft. A useful app for writing scripts the perfect way. It offers you set formats for script writing which are professional in nature. They are absolutely clear for the animator to decipher while creating the project. Many major production houses, script writers, stage play writers, use Final Draft for its well defined user friendly output.
Options like smart type lets you write faster as character names and scene locations are instantly recalled as you write.
It was voted as the best Mobile Photo App in 2012, and best iPad app of 2011. Earlier it was not free to use, but now it is being owned by Google it free for apple and android as well. The app is very responsive and easy to use therefore it helps you quite well to explore the effect of contrast, saturation, color balance, applying grain, making spot adjustments.
It not only let you do so many things but also helps you learn how different images and lighting scenarios respond to your color grading choices.
So this is our list, where’s yours? Tools are never and should never be a secret for a true animators. Healthy competition is always good, share this with you co-animators. If you have something which can be useful for the fraternity it should be used by one and all. And in any case liking or disliking any such app or software is subjective for all.
Keywords: animation, apps